Anchorage Museum hosts activities for Northern dwellers and visitors
Meet Up Here
Through events and activities, we turn the Anchorage Museum into a meeting place, a lab of activity, discussion and celebration. The Anchorage Museum hosts a weekly lunch event in the summer with food trucks, live music and games. We’ve also hosted outdoor concerts and festivals during the summer and various indoor (and outdoor) events during the winter.
Cabin Fever programs explore contemporary art, film, design, history, and the outdoors. Experimental filmmakers often explore themes akin to cabin fever, including loneliness, eccentricity and dark humor. This Cabin Fever Film Series screens experimental films at locations around Anchorage and beyond.
The Anchorage Museum activates spaces around the museum, including outdoor concerts and programs. Lunch on the Lawn is a weekly program on the museum’s lawn with live music, food trucks and activities during the summer months. The Anchorage Museum has also hosted bike tours around Anchorage, a camp stove cook off, adventure film contest and more. Potential programs for 2016 include garden/food forest, outdoor installation by artist Marek Ranis, and silent disco outside in January.
The Anchorage Museum's Friday night programs enliven our nights through activities centering around art, culture, the environment, and the way Northern urbanites gather and meet. Activities include food, music, art, design, science, culture and innovation.
The Anchorage Museum’s restaurant Muse hosts monthly wine tastings and beer flights. The Anchorage Museum hosts food trucks weekly during the summer program Lunch on the Lawn. The museum has also collaborated with Midnight Sun Brewery on several events, including a Spark!Nite about invention and beer in the Smithsonian Spark!Lab.
Anchorage Museum members may enjoy special member programs — and perks. 40 Below combines social gatherings with arts patronage. 40 Below members benefit from museum insider access, special programming and the opportunity to deepen their connection to the Anchorage Museum.
The Anchorage Museum hosts an open studio for all ages to think, create and compose. Visitors explore new materials and processes. Each session will have a theme and suggested uses of materials. Visitors are welcome to make their own creation with provided materials in this open-ended art studio.
History, Technology, Science and Culture Labs
The Anchorage Museum provides educational experiences that enhance understanding and foster curiosity about Alaska and the Circumpolar North. The Anchorage Museum is a place to find answers, and a place to develop questions. By providing access to authentic objects, hands-on experiences, natural materials, experts and ideas, the museum is a rich source for sharing experiences rooted in the realities of past, present, and future Northern environment and culture.